Old fashioned goulash is a simple dish made with ground beef, macaroni, and tomatoes. Despite the fact that this dish is quite simple and easy to make, it’s incredibly delicious and has a lot of tasty flavors. Topped with melted cheddar, cheese this recipe is simply irresistible.
This recipe gives you quite a warm feeling, perfect for winter. An easy weeknight dinner to make, that’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your family’s face, what more could you ask for. If you are trying to stretch your budget, goulash is a great choice. It has quite complex flavors for such cheap ingredients.
How to make the tastiest old fashioned goulash:
- 2 lb. lean ground beef
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups elbow macaroni (uncooked)
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes
- 2 15 oz. cans tomato sauce
- 4 cloves garlic (chopped)
- 3 bay leaves
- 2 large yellow onions (chopped)
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tbsp oregano
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Start by heating a dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Once hot, saute the ground beef until it’s no longer pink (when it’s browned). While the ground beef is sauteing, break it up using a spoon. Then spoon off any excess fat.
Next, add the onions and cook for approximately 5 minutes or until they are translucent and have softened.
Stirring the mixture occasionally, add 2 cups of water, 1 cup of beef broth, tomatoes, tomato sauce, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, and seasonings.
Place a lid over the pot and cook for another 20-25 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Now, add the macaroni and stir well. Cover the pot with a lid and cook the pasta 5 minutes or simmer until pasta is al dente.
Once the pasta has cooked, discard the bay leaves.
Serve warm with shredded cheddar cheese on top. Enjoy!